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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Police Officer Trainee

Police Force:City of Los Altos
Location:South Bay
Salary:$6,439.00 - $7,826.00 Monthly
Close Date: Jun 13, 2014
Salary: $6,439.00 - $7,826.00 Monthly

City of Los Altos

Invites Applications for the Position of



5:00pm, Friday, June 13, 2014

SALARY: $6,439 - $7,826 monthly


Los Altos Police Officers are responsible for providing general law enforcement and public service duties. In that capacity, officers serve in traffic, patrol and community-oriented policing assignments. Specialty assignments include criminal investigations, narcotics, auto theft, School Resource Officer, motorcycle traffic enforcement, SWAT, hostage negotiations, tactical response and canine officer positions.

Entry-level police officer new hires will be sent to a POST-approved academy. All new officers who have graduated from a POST-approved academy or have POST certification will immediately enter the field-training program. The City of Los Altos will be giving preference to Lateral Police Officer applications.


Los Altos is a full service City with a budget of approximately $39 million and a full-time staff of 130 employees. The Civic Center complex houses the City Hall, Youth Center, Police Station, Library, History Museum and Community Center. Los Altos, California (population 29,431) blends a distinctive community-oriented character with the proximity and influence of the Bay Area’s cultural, recreational and business attractions. With its picturesque neighborhoods, downtown village and highly-rated schools, Los Altos is one of the premier residential communities on the San Francisco Peninsula and a very desirable place to live, work and raise a family. It is located 40 miles from San Francisco, just south of Palo Alto and minutes from the heart of Silicon Valley.


The City of Los Altos is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. If you are a qualified individual with a disability as defined by the ADA/FEHA and you need reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, you must notify the Human Resources Division at time of application. Pursuant to ADA/FEHA regulations, official documentation to support your request may be required.


The Los Altos Police Department is a progressive organization consisting of 30 sworn officers and 16 non-sworn personnel dedicated to providing a high level of service to the community. The department is committed to the concept of community-oriented policing and continually strives for excellence, taking pride in themselves, the community they serve and their dedication to making a positive contribution to the field of law enforcement.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Possess and maintain a valid California driver license

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Successfully complete the California P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with a "T-score” of 50 or higher.

  • Successfully pass the California P.O.S.T. physical agility test known as the Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) with a score of 320 or higher.

  • Successfully complete the 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes or less.

  • Provide verification of the following test results: PELLETB and WSTB. Verification must be on the agency letterhead where the test was administered and include the test results. The test must have been completed within 1 year of the application date.

PELLETB and WSTB test results can be attached to your application or emailed directly to

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ClosingDate:Fri, 13 Jun 2014 5:00 PM PST
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34795


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